Recently I had the opportunity to try out the beautiful NARS Liberté blush. Liberté is the French word for freedom, and NARS created this versatile burnished apricot to give a fresh, warm, effortless glow to the skin.
$28 for .16 oz
Talc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tricaprylin, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), PEG-150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth-4, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, 77492, 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 75740 (Carmine), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 45370 (Orange 5), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)
The Website Claims:
NARS Blush offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for natural blush undertone, created to highlight the complexion. Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, NARS Blush provides a healthy glow to flatter any skintone.
Matte skin looks fresh for summer. Use Liberté Blush to sculpt, contour, or warm any skin tone.
Liberté looks scary in the pan. it looks deep, fiery orange. However, once you swatch it on the skin you’ll see that it’s a gorgeous apricot-coral with hints of red. To me it is reminiscent of a terracotta roof tile color.
It is very finely milled and though it’s a matte, I swear it has an almost lit from within gleam to it when it’s on your face. It’s just so beautiful on the skin. I swatched it heavily on the left side of the swatch and lightly on the right side.
On me, it gives a gorgeous warm peachy-apricot color.
It’s extremely pigmented, so be sure to blend the edges well. If you’re fair skinned, you’ll need to use a duofiber brush and a light hand to apply it. I think this is a blush that would be fabulous on darker skintones. If you’ve got a tan this will be the perfect compliment to it. If you’re deeper-toned, I think this will give you an amazing glow. As I’ve been craving peaches, corals and now apricots for the summer months, this blush is perfect for the season.
Product sent for consideration. All opinions are my own. Written by Courtney (aka Phyrra) Phyrra.net